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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Jacques Barzun dies at 104; helped found field of cultural history

    Jacques Barzun dies at 104; helped found field of cultural history
    Jacques Barzun, a courtly French American scholar with a bracing knowledge of Western civilization who helped found the field of cultural history and in his 90s wrote the epic if improbable bestseller "From Dawn to Decadence," has died. He was 104....
  • Parks seeks to halt vote on Coliseum deal with USC

    Parks seeks to halt vote on Coliseum deal with USC
    Citing a state investigation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's top executive, City Councilman and stadium Commissioner Bernard C. Parks demanded Friday that a Monday vote on surrendering stewardship of the venue to USC be canceled. Parks also...
  • For notorious L.A. scam artist, the thoughts counted

    For notorious L.A. scam artist, the thoughts counted
    Of all the scam artists to set foot in Los Angeles, one of the most notorious was A. Victor Segno, who duped thousands of people around the world into sending him $1 a month to belong to his Segno Success Club. In return, he promised to send out brain...
  • Review: Climbing the crime career ladder in 'Live by Night'

     Review: Climbing the crime career ladder in 'Live by Night'
    -------------------- LIVE BY NIGHT A Novel by Dennis Lehane William Morrow: 416 p.p., $27.99 -------------------- In a recent interview, Dennis Lehane told fellow author Stephen Anable, "one of the reasons I write is because of all the Jimmy Cagney...
  • Panel OKs Coliseum lease deal

     Panel OKs Coliseum lease deal
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, teetering on the brink of financial ruin, approved a controversial deal Monday to surrender day-to-day control of the historic venue to USC. The 8-1 vote would virtually end public stewardship of the 88-year-...
  • Vintage pharmacy's shelves groan with patent medicines

    Vintage pharmacy's shelves groan with patent medicines
    When he died in 1974, George Abraham Simmons left a bulky legacy: boxes and boxes of drugstore pills, salves and potions — enough to fill multiple cargo containers. What to do with it all? His family was stumped. Pharmaceuticals and botanicals,...
  • Mothers aid military personnel in the names of their fallen sons

    Mothers aid military personnel in the names of their fallen sons
    They didn't know each other before the war. But loss united them, and friendship helps sustain them. "Every one of us wants our child to be remembered," said Sue Pollard, who, like her friend Debi Win'E, lost a son in Iraq. "Our main thing is to do...
  • Porn video shot on Coliseum grounds

    Porn video shot on Coliseum grounds
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum field is the place where the USC Trojans play football, two Summer Olympics were staged, John F. Kennedy accepted the Democratic presidential nomination and Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass. It was also a location for...
  • City Beat: Potions, pills at Heritage Square's new Colonial Drug

     
    City Beat: Heritage Square's new, vintage Colonial Drug is a re-creation of the kind of corner drugstore that is all but extinct nowadays....
  • World War I veterans vote

     
    Walter Howard carries disabled World War I veteran Glenn Switzer to vote in Duarte, Calif....
  • Veteran loves his cigars

     
    Martin De Young, 100, says his greatest pleasure in life is smoking a cigar. De Young, a resident of the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, says he has cut down to three a day, one after each meal....